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Two La Crosse men are accused of robbing a man at gunpoint and firing a bullet into the victim’s car.

Justin Ellis mug

Justin Ellis

Timothy Ellis mug

Timothy Ellis

Authorities received a call about shots fired in the 300 block of Liberty Street at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday. A person at the scene told a police officer that two men approached his vehicle outside 828 Gould St. and demanded money. After giving the men money, the victim said, one of the men fired a round into his vehicle and both fled the scene.

Officers followed footprints in the snow to an apartment building at 918 Gold St. and were there from about 11:30 a.m. until being granted a no-knock search warrant at about 4 p.m. They took the two suspects, Timothy Ellis, 24, and Justin Ellis, 22, into custody. They faces charges of armed robbery and reckless endangerment of safety.

Authorities said the weapon used during the robbery has not been located.


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reader0520

I do not get it - what is wrong with people?! If it isn't yours - it isn't yours to take.

YellowBee

Stupid is as stupid does...leaving footprints in the snow!!! Maybe they will make the dumbest robbers list. ha ha ha..

DMoney

They should definitely consider another line of work.

allcav

Making license plates?

mamasboy

They tried to pull this off at 11:00 AM. There's no mention of masks worn. No masks, broad daylight, gave the police a foot print map to their home. I wish all criminals were this brainless. They's all be locked up after their first offense. Ha ha ha INDEED!

Tommy Duncan

"Officers followed footprints in the snow to an apartment building at 918 Gold St." ---> Let me guess: Are they studying rocket science at MIT?

DMoney

Pretty sure this is a microaggression, or somehow considered racist. Not my opinion but just be prepared.

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